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Metro 431 — Best Schools/Cafes — Available Now

Auckland's Best Schools, Chris Parker, Dalton Papalii, Vladimir Putin, the sad fate of the iMax building and more!

Metro 431 — Best Schools/Cafes — Available Now

Jun 16, 2021 What's On

We’ve made another issue!

The Winter 2021 issue is out on newsstands 17 June. Somehow we’ve managed to make it even bigger, with more pages, words and photos than any Metro since, like, 1989. Or maybe before.

What’s in it?


Our annual Best Schools special thanks to Land Rover Discovery, including results charts of (nearly) every school in Auckland, a look at the draft New Zealand history curriculum, a photo essay of classrooms in absentia and Chris Hipkins on getting te reo Māori back into schools.

How Chris Parker felt.

What the hell is going on with the abandoned IMAX centre?

Top 50 cafes.


All of regular columns from Morgan Godfery, Matthew Hooton, Angella Dravid and Madeleine Holden.

Profiles of Crystal Choi and Dalton Papalii.

The lowdown on Auckland’s ghost kitchens; where to eat panipopo in Auckland; a definitive ranking of all the anchovies we could get our hands on; restaurant reviews of Mela , Stanley Ave, Prego and Ghost Street.

How fantasy writer Steff Green turned self-publishing into a six-figure income; new art gallery Coastal Signs; bets on the Walter’s Prize; Lana Lopesi on the internet; Rose Lu on mechanical keyboards; Anna Rankin on All Tito’s Children; my life in clothes with Sian & Tina Kolose; Vladmir Putin and more.

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Metro N°440 is out now!

With progressive councillors starting to score some wins under what was anticipated to be a reactionary major, Hayden Donnell asks: Has Wayne Brown gone woke?
Plus: we go out and investigate Auckland’s nightlife (or in some cases, the lack thereof), with best bars (with thanks to Campari); going-out diaries from Chlöe Swarbrick, BBYFACEKILLA.mp3, Poppa.Jax & more; a look into Auckland’s drugs by Don Roew (who’s holding and how much they paid for it); we go on the campaign trail with Willie Jackson, talk to gallerist Michael Lett, drink martinis and alternative wines, start seeing a therapist, visit Imogen Taylor’s studio, look into Takutai Tarsh Kemp’s wardrobe. And more!

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